Hi all,

The year is coming to an end and I want to celebrate all that we have accomplished individually and as a community. I wanted to ask anyone that has the time to think about the best things that happened to them this year and share them here. I would love to make a video for the holidays to help us remember all the positive things that we did this year, so if you have time please attach a photo (or photos) here and/or email them to me at: emily@diabeteshf.org.

I can't wait to see what everyone has done this year! Depending on how many people submit pictures, I may be able to include them all in a video, if not, we will at least be able to share them all here!

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Finished Chicago Marathon!

I love it!!! I am planning on doing the Chicago marathon next year! How was it?

It sucked for me, no BG problems *at all*, almost a "non-issue" but I hadn't practiced running Garmin-less and the bridge under Wacker fried my telemetry and I ran faster than I should have until it straightened out, like 13-14 miles into it and I realized I how fast I was running, then I got horrible cramps for the rest of the race and slowed way down. Other than that, it was an AWESOME experience and I had a really neat time cruising around Chicago and the support was really top notch. I learned I didn't like running to "Born to Run" by Bruce Springsteen but really liked the house music when that was there.

I still don't have a garmin, just a little watch. I usually do some form of run walk. Like 10 min run, 2 min walk, or 9/1 of 4/1. At the Ironman I was down to 1/1. But I am hoping to do Chicago in 4 hours and 30 minutes with a 9/1 interval. But I guess the most important thing is to have fun! Was it hilly? Flat? Downhill?

Thanks for sharing your picture!

Walk running is a very good strategy! I had a really fun time, or as much fun as I could have being in excrucuating pain for two+ hours, lots of spectators, lots of crazy music and being in a huge stream of humanity. Chicago is *very* flat, a few minor grades is about it, although there's an overpass at the end that is quite daunting w/ a few hundred yards to go. There's a beer truck at the end though....

Okanagan , BC , Team Diabetes Canada ,October 8, 2011 ...

Mom ( type 1 pumper ) and daughter from Salmon Arm , BC

prior to the Run

Thank you Nel, thees pictures are great!!!!




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